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Saputo acquires two new companies

Saputa buys Bute Island Foods, a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of dairy alternative cheese products. It has also entered into an agreement to acquire the Reedsburg facility of Wisconsin Specialty Protein that manufactures value-added ingredients like goat whey.

Protein Industries Canada invests in new plant-based products

Merit Functional Foods, TWC Nutrition, Daiya Foods and Grand River Foods are partnering to utilize Merit Functional Foods’ pea, canola and blended pea-canola protein ingredients in new plant-based products. Protein Industries Canada is partly funding this project.

The Canadian food industry develops a code of practice

Several food associations have formed the Canadian Food Industry Collaborative Alliance, and developed a framework that proposes a transparent, consultative and collaborative process for food industry leaders to help establish a Canadian Food Industry Code of Practice.

Pandemic affected availability of food in 2020 due to shutdowns: Stats Canada

According to the newly released Food Availability 2020 report by Stats Canada, the pandemic had impacted the food supply chain last year due to the temporary shutdown of slaughterhouses and food processing plants, labour shortages and trade restrictions.

ARYZTA North America becomes Aspire Bakeries

ARYZTA North America changes its name to Aspire Bakeries. The rebrand follows the company’s sale to private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg earlier this year.
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GEA North America

Applying Centrifuges in Edible Oil, Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Processing

LIVE WEBINAR. June 24, 2021 at 2 pm EDT. During this webinar you will learn how centrifuges fit into various process lines and what they can accomplish. You’ll see why centrifuges are uniquely suited for these manufacturing tasks and find out how they work to produce product of the highest quality. We’ll cover centrifuge fundamentals, various processes, importance of maintenance, and “real” CIP. » Register now
Cannabis beverages

Finding the new cannabis beverages consumer

After strong head winds and a big industry shakeup in 2019, the Canadian cannabis industry is re-establishing better footing amidst the pandemic, and a new wave of innovations in edibles and beverages. Low-dose cannabis as an alcohol alternative shows great potential, says author Mark Juhasz. » Read full article
Gary Gnirss

The danger of warning labels

Regulatory Affairs columnist Gary Gnriss says the premise of the proposed Toxic Substances Warning Label Act is unsound. The danger of the legislation is that it would not inform consumers in any meaningful way. Also, the required warnings would misrepresent the safety of food and cause needless anxiety among consumers. » Read full article
Cher Mereweather

Why you should be crying over spilt milk

One of the biggest trends observed this past year by Cher Mereweather, our Sustainable Change columnist, is upcycling. Not only is this trend creating new and innovative products, but also generating new partnerships across the industry, such as Japanese-inspired food brand Abokichi, to move our linear “take-make-dispose” food system into a circular one. » Read full article

16th annual Canadian summit on Food Safety

Location: Online
Dates: June 7 @ 8:00 am - June 8 @ 5:00 pm
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Plant-Based Foods & Proteins Europe 2021

Location: Online
Dates: June 10 – 11
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Future Food Tech Alternative Proteins

Location: Online
Dates: June 22 @ 8:00 am - June 23 @ 5:00 pm
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